how to make cool prints by squishing pomagranates on paper.
the pdf file is the finished product click on it to see how it turns out.
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Step 1: Prepare for a Mess
yeh might want to put a plastic tarp or newspaper under your work space beacuase pomagranate juice is sticky, red, and will stain carpets *dont do it over carpet*
Step 2: Paper Setup
i used a window (stupid i know) i taped the piece of paper with masking tape. i would use a stronger tape than scotch becuase it falls of when it gets wet. just tape it to a 90 degree angle.
Step 3: Juice Up Your Art
cut your pomagranate open by sliding a knife into the skin and making a connected cut around the fruit. use your hands and simply crack the fruit in half. wear a shirt that you dont want or for guys dont wear a shirt at all. this is becuase when you break open the fruit it tends to break some of the seeds wich send juice flying. if you havent seen a pomagrante or eaten one remove half of the seeds and place them in a bowl.
Step 4: Dribble
i would suggest putting on some eyegear becuase these seeds are tiny juice artillery cannons. take one of the seeds and press firmly until the casing breaks and the juice begins to run down the page. if the droplet of juice just hangs there blow on it lighly to start it running. repeat. repeat. repeat. ect. until you think its done.
Step 5: Sharpietize Me Captain
I know your excited, but let your painting dry!. if your that eager use a blow dryer (thats what i did). just outline all of the drops with an extra-fine sharpie.
Step 6: ALL DONE!
well there is the finished product! by the way it will look different from mine. experiment with different ways of placing the paper and getting the juice on the paper. to see mine go to step one and click the pdf file.